Sonic Youth tickets, amazingly, have been available for more than 25 years already. It seems like just yesterday that this innovative band was doing its part in redefining the genre of rock and roll as we know it. The legion of loyal Sonic Youth fans just got some great news, however, in that the band is getting back together and hitting the stage once again to relive their old classics and most likely add some of their new signature innovations to the shows they play. A look at their history will help clarify how they became musical icons.
The original members of the band all spent their early lives performing in any of several post-punk bands that were prevalent on the local music scene at the time. Given that many of these bands performed together and in the same venues, they got to know each other, and two of the members, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, dated for a time before the band was formed, and they would eventually marry and have a child.
Moore and Gordon also discovered that they had common musical tastes, and they began to perform together. They eventually recruited the other members and officially formed Sonic Youth in...